People Ask Me Why

When I remain calm,
people ask me why
When I raise my voice,
people ask me why
When I sing and dance,
people ask me why
When I laugh out loud,
people ask me why
When I’m sad and cry,
people ask me why
When I don’t complain,
people ask me why
I know their natural curiosity
leads them to ask more
and to give unsolicited advices
But I don’t know the reason
every time for what I do
Even if I know,
I don’t want to share,
I’m not dumb or insane
I’m a full-fledged person
I know my own responsibilities
But I need my freedom to do
whatever comes to my mind
without giving reason therefor,
I wish to live as I am,
with unrestrained love for me
to live peacefully, for sometime
in my own personal space,
for myself...


–Kaushal Kishore

44 Comments

  1. As you know, Kaushal, I am a fountain of quotes, and here is one apt for today:
    ” I am going to live the way I want to live. I am not here to fulfill anybody’s expectations.”
    Osho
    Thank you for the thought-provoking poem!

    Joanna

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    1. Oh, Osho, my friend. He has so many quotable quotes. Thank you, Joanna for reminding me and putting this important quote in an appropriate place. Much appreciated!

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    1. You’re right, Shruti. People may also ask with good intentions, but that moment of solitude is disturbed, while one may like to go for introspection. Thank you 😊

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